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Five Public School Educators Earn National Award for Teaching Excellence

October 23, 2019

Washington, DC (October 23, 2019) – Five educators will receive one of public education’s highest honors, the NEA Foundation’s prestigious Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, recognition as one of the nation’s top educators, and $10,000. Celebrating 20 years of honoring educators with this award, in partnership with Horace Mann, the NEA Foundation recognizes educators for […]

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Empowering Creators Through Innovation in STEM Education

November 8, 2019

We’ve all seen the look on students’ faces when they have a breakthrough. It’s one that only comes during the journey of learning, exploration and discovery. It’s particularly remarkable when this happens with the use of new tools, technologies, and applications that are relevant to their interests and future. What would schools look like if […]

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The NEA Foundation Names 45 Educators to Receive National Award

August 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 28, 2019) – The NEA Foundation today announced that 45 public school educators from across the country will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation 2020 gala occurring next February in Washington, D.C. The California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence awardees are nominated by peers for […]

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Using Books as Mirrors, Windows, and Doors

November 1, 2019

Sometimes you have to travel to the other end of the Earth to have a lesson from home fall right in your lap. Traveling to South Africa with the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship last July filled my days with extraordinary learning, exciting adventures, and wonderful connections with like-minded educators. Part of our itinerary brought […]

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